Cricket Wireless Ended 2017 by Giving Back

Style Magazine Newswire | 1/5/2018, 10:50 a.m.
Three local college-bound students classified as “homeless” due to Hurricane Harvey were surprised by Houston celebrities who gave each student ...
YES Prep students Jason Akpabio, Davenese Bailey and Eden Umanzor flank Houston rapper Paul Wall and friends after learning they’re the lucky winners of a holiday shopping spree at The Galleria

 YES Prep junior Jason Akpabio shops for shoes at The Galleria, the surprise recipient of a $1000 holiday shopping spree from Cricket Wireless.

YES Prep junior Jason Akpabio shops for shoes at The Galleria, the surprise recipient of a $1000 holiday shopping spree from Cricket Wireless.

Three local college-bound students classified as “homeless” due to Hurricane Harvey were surprised by Houston celebrities who gave each student a $1,000 shopping spree at the Galleria Mall. The students all attend Yes Prep Public Schools and were “unexpectedly informed” on campus on Dec. 20 by legendary hip-hop artists Paul Wall and Lil Keke, and social media star Athena. The Houston legends then took the students, who have each experienced difficult, personal challenges in 2017, on a well-deserved shopping spree, courtesy of Cricket Wireless.

YES Prep senior Davenese Bailey shares her excitement with Houston rapper Paul Wall while shopping for shoes at The Galleria. Cricket Wireless marketing manager Susan Cochran (right) joins them. Cricket Wireless was the sponsor of the “surprise” holiday shopping spree for the students.

YES Prep senior Davenese Bailey shares her excitement with Houston rapper Paul Wall while shopping for shoes at The Galleria. Cricket Wireless marketing manager Susan Cochran (right) joins them. Cricket Wireless was the sponsor of the “surprise” holiday shopping spree for the students.

Students benefitting from Cricket Wireless’ generosity were classified as juniors and seniors at Yes Prep. They are as follows: Jason Akpabio, Davenese Bailey and Eden Umanzor. Needless to say, upon hearing about the surprise they were excited and overwhelmed with the entire experience.

YES Prep student Davenese Bailey is all smiles during a surprise holiday shopping spree at The Galleria.

YES Prep student Davenese Bailey is all smiles during a surprise holiday shopping spree at The Galleria.